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Problem: How would you find the net ionic equation of  HCl + Zn → H2 + ZnCl2?

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When a reaction equation is given, the first thing to do is to make sure that it is balanced. If the given equation is unbalanced, balance the reaction first. 

HCl + Zn → H+ ZnCl2→ unbalanced

Balancing the reaction equation:

  • Balance Cl:

HCl + Zn → H+ ZnCl2 

Reactants                   Products
H        2                  H       12

Cl          2               Cl       12               

Zn         1                   Zn       1

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How would you find the net ionic equation of  HCl + Zn → H+ ZnCl2?

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